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Jostens adds features to help yearbooks staff tell their stories News 

Jostens adds features to help yearbooks staff tell their stories

Jostens introduced updated set of J-Classes and Story Starter Surveys to help yearbook staffs capture the story of this unusual school year. “As more and more schools prepared to move classes online this fall due to COVID-19, we worked hard to provide game-changing resources designed specifically for their new environment,” says Tammy Whitaker, vice president, Jostens Yearbooks. “We released a... Read More
Jostens adds safety products to school offerings News 

Jostens adds safety products to school offerings

Jostens launched Jostens Safety, a line of environmental and personal protective products to help schools meet enhanced safety requirements this fall. Jostens Safety products include personal protection kits of hand sanitizer, facemasks, thermometers, cleaning wipes, and surface disinfectant, as well as environmental signage, social distance floor graphics, and protective barriers for classrooms and cafeterias. The limited supply of products are available... Read More
Jostens adds signatures to digital yearbooks News 

Jostens adds signatures to digital yearbooks

Jostens announced the release of a new website providing students with free digital yearbook signing pages, in response to COVID-19 separation. After registering at www.yearbooksigning.jostens.com, students can send their personalized web link to friends, requesting them to sign their yearbook. At that point, friends use the online platform to select fonts, colors, and stickers to write a note. As friends contribute... Read More
Herff Jones judgment against Jostens upheld News 

Herff Jones judgment against Jostens upheld

Herff Jones, a division of Varsity Brands, announced the Alabama Supreme Court has upheld its unanimous verdict rendered a year ago in its favor in significant litigation against its biggest competitor, Jostens, Inc. The Alabama Supreme Court’s finding definitively resolves this matter and affirms the jury’s finding Jostens conspired and stole confidential and trade secret information, and interfered with Herff... Read More
Jostens enhances “virtual commencement” programs, closes Visalia plant News 

Jostens enhances “virtual commencement” programs, closes Visalia plant

Jostens  is partnering with GRAMMY-winning songwriter and recording artist Lori McKenna to recognize her soon-to-be-released song as the official song of the Class of 2020. The song, scheduled for national release May 1, will be featured in Jostens free on-line “Virtual Commencement Centers”. Jostens Virtual Commencement Centers have been designed for the high school and college markets, and deliver exclusive... Read More
Jostens introduces free “Virtual Commencement” programs Marketing News 

Jostens introduces free “Virtual Commencement” programs

Jostens has introduced free online “Virtual Commencement Centers” to help all high schools and colleges celebrate Class of 2020 graduates and preserve their schools’ graduation traditions despite the COVID-19 crisis. Jostens Virtual Commencement Centers have been designed for the high school and college markets, and deliver exclusive digital tools to help school leaders plan and execute a graduation ceremony on-line,... Read More
More industry notes from worldwide pandemic News Opinion 

More industry notes from worldwide pandemic

As the global COVID-19 pandemic spreads, the impact on the photo/imaging industry has been unprecedented. Mass layoffs of retail staffs are commonplace, seasonal workers and photographers are dismissed and store hours have been limited or eliminated entirely. Still, the photo industry is resilient and we’ve been hearing promising stories from around the world. Certainly, this once-in-a-lifetime economic disaster is going... Read More
Jostens makes exclusive content available during COVID-19 outbreak News 

Jostens makes exclusive content available during COVID-19 outbreak

Jostens announced it will be providing all students, parents, and educators more communication and distance learning activities due to COVID-19 through the public release of exclusive digital content and curriculum previously shared with customers only. Jostens is making its exclusive content available to the public for the next 30 days, pending further COVID-19 developments impacting schools. For students and parents,... Read More
Jostens names new yearbook ambassador, Casey Nichols, MJE People on the Move Press releases 

Jostens names new yearbook ambassador, Casey Nichols, MJE

Nationally recognized yearbook adviser Casey Nichols, MJE, joins leading yearbook publisher Minneapolis, Aug. 14, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Jostens, the leading provider of yearbooks serving the K-12 and college markets, announced today that Casey Nichols, MJE, one of the nation’s top yearbook advisers, has joined the company as a yearbook Ambassador. Nichols, who has been recognized as a National High... Read More
Jostens announces leadership change People on the Move Press releases 

Jostens announces leadership change

Chuck Mooty transitioning to Chairman, Michael Burgess to join as new CEO Minneapolis, Aug. 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Jostens, the leading provider of publications, jewelry and consumer goods serving the K-12 and college market, has announced the appointment of Michal Burgess as the company’s new CEO.  After nearly six years of leadership, Chuck Mooty will step down from his current... Read More
Edge Imaging looks to expand, to invest Feature Opinion 

Edge Imaging looks to expand, to invest

In recent months, there’s been a lot of investment and business activity in the school and events photography space. Lifetouch and Jostens have both found new owners and, north of the border, long-standing Canadian firm Edge Imaging announced in late October Walter Capital Partners made a “significant investment” in the company, with the intention of building the Burlington, Ontario, company... Read More
Newell Brands announces sale of Jostens to Platinum Equity News Opinion Press releases 

Newell Brands announces sale of Jostens to Platinum Equity

The deals in the sports, schools and event photography space keep coming. On the heels of last week’s announcement of Walter Capital Partners investment into Ontario’s Edge Imaging, Newell Brands made good on their intention of  divesting its Jostens memorabilia and yearbook company. Gross proceeds from the Jostens sale are expected to be approximately $1.3 billion; Jostens’ 2017 net sales were... Read More
Reuters: Newell Brands nears deal to sell Jostens to Platinum Equity News 

Reuters: Newell Brands nears deal to sell Jostens to Platinum Equity

Reuters reports Newell Brands Inc. is closed to a deal to sell Jostens, a U.S. manufacturer of memorabilia such as class rings and yearbooks, to private equity firm Platinum Equity LLC for around $1.3 billion, two people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday. The deal would mark the latest divestiture for Newell, which announced in May, as part of... Read More
Jostens moved into a 58,600-square-foot headquarters in the Minnesota Center Press releases 

Jostens moved into a 58,600-square-foot headquarters in the Minnesota Center

CBRE recently represented Jostens in a 58,600-square-foot lease to relocate the company’s headquarters office to Minnesota Center in Bloomington, Minnesota. Jostens, a manufacturer of memorabilia for K-12 schools, colleges and professional sports teams, has relocated its headquarters to a custom-designed office spanning three floors at Minnesota Center. CBRE’s Brian Fogelberg and Mark McCary represented Jostens in the new lease. The... Read More
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